Boy name origins & meanings
- Old English : Hill
Family name origins & meanings
- English : habitational name from any of various places called Clifford, for example in Devon, Gloucestershire, West Yorkshire, and in particular Herefordshire. The place name is derived from Old English clif ‘slope’ + ford ‘ford’.
- A family of this name trace their descent from Walter de Clifford, who acquired the surname from Clifford Castle near Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire, in the 12th century.